WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Lummis grilled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan during an Environmental and Public Works Committee hearing on this administration’s outrageous FY2025 Budget and the deluge of EPA regulations that undermine American energy and impose unrealistic electric vehicle (EV) mandates.

“Instead of clearing the way for states like Wyoming to maximize our vast resources to power the world and bolster our economy, this administration continues to push its unrealistic, domestic energy-killing policies that kneecap our critical resources to cater to climate alarmists,” said Lummis.

Listen to the Senator's full comments in the video below.

“The EPA’s latest budget proposal underscores just how blissfully ignorant this administration is to the needs of the west and how unsustainable its Green New Deal policies are.

While this administration continues running around screaming that the sky is falling, it is willfully eroding consumer choice by pushing unrealistic EV mandates and serving up energy contracts to foreign adversaries while American energy producers struggle to stay afloat."


Woman replacing light bulb at home. Power save LED lamp changing

Wyoming's Governor Mark Gordon threatened litigation over the federal government’s new rules for coal and natural gas power plants.

“We are prepared to apply our litigation strategy to the oncoming wave of federal regulatory actions that threaten Wyoming,” Gordon said.

Wyoming will probably join a list of states in the proposed lawsuit.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso says the rules "handcuff America's coal and natural gas production." Barrasso has called the new rules "outrageous", claiming that they will shut down power plants and increase energy costs for families across the country.

Energy prices are already increasing for consumers and will continue to rise.


"Wyoming energy jobs will be threatened, electricity bills will rise, and the country will be at risk for rolling blackouts."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coal-fired and natural gas power plants would be forced to capture emissions or shut down under a rule issued Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

New limits on emissions from coal and natural gas electric plants are the Biden administration’s most ambitious effort yet in its battle to shut down these facilities in what it sees as an effort to fight "climate change."

The rules are a key part of President Joe Biden’s pledge to eliminate CO2 from the electricity sector by 2035 and economy-wide by 2050.

The president had pledged to shut down all coal, gas, and oil production when he first ran for president.

The rule was among four separate measures targeting coal and natural gas plants that the EPA said would provide “regular certainty” to the power industry and encourage them to make investments to transition to wind and solar energy.

States are already involved in lawsuits over new EPA rules regarding coal and natural gas.

These new rules will bring a new wave of lawsuits from many states, including Wyoming.

EPA "rulemaking" is an attempt to write laws without going through Congress as the Constitution demands.

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

The Largest Gun, Saddle & Oddity Museum In Wyoming

The old west is preserved with the largest collection of guns, saddles and rare western oddities at King's Saddlery & Museum in downtown Sheridan, Wyoming.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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